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Mother’s Day in isolation: Thoughtful gifts for every type of mum

Whether she’s the fit mum, the self-care mum, or the green thumb mum.

Mother's Day

Hunting for the perfect Mother’s Day gift is even more difficult in a coronavirus world – but that doesn’t mean Mum deserves anything less than the best.

Whether you’re separated from your family or you’re stuck in isolation together, here are some thoughtful present ideas to ensure every mum has a memorable day.

For the fitness queen

Apple Watch Series 5 | from A$649

Apple Watch

For the mum who’s determined to smash her iso-fitness goals, the Apple Watch Series 5 will be her ultimate workout buddy. With advanced workout metrics, GPS and water resistance to 50 metres, it will help track her progress, inspire her to sit less, move more, and exercise every day. Functional yet stylish, there are dozens of bands to choose from, ranging from aluminium and stainless steel to titanium and ceramic.

For the coffee obsessed

Breville Barista Express | from A$699 (depending on retailer)


The semi-automatic Breville BES870 Barista Express Espresso Machine makes top-notch espresso and comes with all the tools to make a café-worthy cup of coffee at home. Transforming beans into fresh espresso in under one minute, it includes a stainless-steel conical burr grinder, sealed bean hopper, tamper, steaming wand for frothing milk, and a frothing pitcher.

For the sleepy head

Ginia Silk Pyjama set | A$340

Mother’s Day silk pyjamams

For the mum whose quarantine wardrobe has consisted of nothing but pyjamas and sweatpants, it’s time for an upgrade. Ginia’s luxurious Black Silk Pyjamas will become her new nightwear staple, no matter the season. Crafted from signature silk satin, this comfy set features contrast piping and buttons, a single patch pocket on the chest, and an elasticised waistband with a drawstring fastening.

For the green thumb

The Smart Garden 9 | US$199.95

Smart Garden 9

For the mum who’s looking to become more self-sustainable, the Smart Garden 9 is an innovative self-growing garden that cares for itself and has dozens of plant pods to choose from. She can grow 100% organic herbs, fruits, salads and flowers – free from GMOs and pesticides, and fresher than any plants you can find in stores. Available in white, grey, beige or gold to fit any home colour scheme.

For the wine enthusiast

Winc Wine Subscription | US$54.99/month

Winc Wine subscription Mother’s Day

Does Mum love a glass of wine at the end of a long day? Give the gift of a Winc wine subscription. Led by visionary winemaker and sommelier Brian Smith, Winc sources from exceptional vineyards and independent winemakers and growers from around the world. The wine selection process starts with a one-minute quiz to determine Mum’s specific tastes, and then by rating the wines received, she’ll get even better recommendations next month. The best part: you receive US$20 off your first box plus they’ll replace any bottle she doesn’t love.

For the bookworm

Kindle Paperwhite | From US$129.99


This gift is for the mum who’s missing her regular trips to the bookshop or library. Available in black or twilight blue, the Kindle Paperwhite’s glare-free display and built-in adjustable light allows for reading almost anywhere and a single charge lasts for weeks. It’s the thinnest and lightest Paperwhite to date and comes in various storage capacity options, depending on how many audiobooks she might want to download.

For the stress head

TheraBox | US$34.99

Mother’s Day TheraBox

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of self-care and tranquillity with the TheraBox, mindfully curated to reduce stress and increase joy – essential in a COVID-19 world. They do worldwide shipping, and each box includes a research-inspired therapeutic activity, plus eight self-care wellness products (worth US$100+) ranging from multivitamins and nourishing face masks, to dry brushes, bath salts and more.

For the foodie

A voucher to her favourite restaurant

Mother’s Day Restaurant

If Mum’s favourite restaurant has temporarily closed its doors, get her excited for the day restrictions are lifted with a voucher to a restaurant or hotel she loves. Not only will it give her something to look forward too, it’s also a helping hand to businesses that are struggling through all the chaos.

For the tea lover

Sips by tea subscription | US$45 for 3 months

Mother’s Day Sips by tea subscription

Sips by delivers four types of tea on a monthly basis – chosen from 100+ different brands around the world – based on her preferences and unique palate. Each shipment should cover about 15 cups of tea and the gift card covers three months of subscription. She’ll also have access to recipes and lessons created by tea experts.

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